This is a monthly newsletter updating the businesses and people of Cork about the events and activities happening in our wonderful city centre!


31 October

Each year thousands take to the streets of Shandon to walk with the dragon as it travels between worlds in a celebration of the living & the dead accompanied by an assortment of creatures from the underworld.

Starting at 7pm TODAY from Church Street, the Dragon of Shandon will meander through our city finishing on Grand Parade.

To see the route, please visit the website



Cork Film Festival

7 – 17 November

One’s of Cork’s most eagerly awaited festivals returns from 7-17 November.

The Cork Film Festival is Ireland’s largest and first film festival and one of Cork’s most significant and popular annual cultural events. Running from November 7 – 17, the festival will feature Award-winning films from the international film festival circuit, new discoveries and cinema classics are selected by our experienced curatorial team, to be premiered on the big screen in Cork.

With cine-concerts, talks, events and school screenings – there’s something on offer for everyone!

Find the full list of events, please visit here.


Cork Kerry Food Market

1 & 2 November

Ease into the weekend this Friday with an evening of craft drink and food for over 18’s. Cocktail demos, master brewer talks and the discovery of perfect food pairings. FREE ENTRY

70 of the best local artisan producers will be under one roof with cookery demos from The Happy Pear, Kevin Dundon and 6 of the region’s top chefs.  There will also be FREE kids workshops and entertainment on 2 November!
For more information please click here.


Glow 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Join us for the return of GLOW 2019!

Visit our festive installation in Bishop Lucey Park, soar high above Cork on a giant Ferris wheel and indulge in our festive market and entertainment on the Grand Parade this Christmas.

Glow will take place on:

  • Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December
  • Friday 6th December to Sunday 8th December
  • Friday 13th December to Sunday 15th December
  • Friday 20th December to Sunday, 22nd December

Find out more here


You Are The Difference – An Evening With Alf Dunbar

6 November 

Alf Dunbar – one of the UK’s top performance coaches within the customer service and leadership industry – is coming to Cork on Wednesday, 6th November to inspire retail and hospitality managers and staff to become ‘best in class’ in their industry, helping to further build on Cork’s goal to become a city known for excellent customer service.
For tickets & to find out more visit here


Cork Science Festival

12 – 17 November

Cork Science Festival is a celebration of science events taking place this November. Experience the program of free public engagement events, open days, science tours, talks, exhibitions, shows, workshops and school events. Cork Science Festival is a main partner of Science Week Ireland, one of the largest STEM engagement events.

Find out more here



Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer

22 – 24 November

Ó Bhéal’s 7th Winter Warmer festival presents 23+ poets from seven countries in the Kino. Two workshops will run on the Friday afternoon, after which Corn Uí Riada winner and acclaimed sean-nós singer Máire Ní Chéileachair will open the festival, accompanied by Cork musicians Con O’Drisceoil (accordion) and Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute).

Free entry

Find out more here


The Lord Mayor’s 59th Gala Christmas Concert

🎄🎅The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on with the launch of the Lord Mayor’s 59th Gala Christmas Concert🎄🎅

Cork City Hall will welcome some wonderful musicians to the stage including Emma Nash, David Syme, Ryan Morgan and Nora O’Riordan, the 43rd winner of the 2019 over 60s competition

Cantaírí Mhuscraí from Ballincollig and the Studio Wolfe Singers from Douglas will be our stage choirs for the evening.

🎶The wonderful Cork Concert Orchestra will be joining us for the evening of song! 🎶

Find out more here


Quiet Lights Festival

22 -24 November

Quiet Lights embarks on its second year upon the Lee this November 22-24 2019. Shining lights on the new wave of Irish folk and traditional talent is our modus operandi, but there are lots of different styles of music represented in this year’s programme. All of them musicians at various stages of their careers that are quietly making waves, forging new paths, recollecting old tales and making new stories.

Find out more here


The Cork Pops Orchestra!

5 & 6 November

Cork Pops Orchestra returns from November 5th & 6th with their concerts for Primary and Post Primary school audiences.

The Cork Pops Orchestra and their conductor Evelyn Grant will be celebrating 25 years in show business this year.

Find out more here


Run in the Dark Cork

13 November 

As darkness sweeps around the globe in November, 25,000 people in 50 cities worldwide will get up from their armchairs, slip on their red flashing armbands and pull on their running shoes to complete a 5k or 10k. In Cork, over 2,000 people will take part in the event, starting on Patrick Street at 9pm.

From Sydney to San Francisco, together they will light up the night as they hit the road to Run in the Dark.

Read more here


Cork Chocolate Week

22 -24 November 
One of Cork’s most highly anticipated events, the Cork Baking and Chocolate Weekend will return to Cork International Hotel from 22nd to the 24th November 2019.

World-renowned chocolatiers and bakers from Ireland and abroad will flock to Cork to showcase their love of all things sweet.

Throughout the weekend, a large marquee will host chocolate, baking and cookery demonstrations, while visitors can also indulge in our mini tasting rooms, with 30 minute tasting sessions to gain a more in-depth culinary education regarding cocoa content within chocolate.​​

Read more here


Check out LEO Cork City’s upcoming courses which will be of interest to owners and managers of small businesses in the city.Brexit Advice Clinic

Pitching and Presenting with Confidence!

Prepare your business for customs
To find out more click here